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Jr. Merchandising Assistant(Fashion Apparel)

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Merchandising Assistant- 

This is a 3 month freelance position based onsite in NYC midtown. This is a jr. level role, this person must have at least 1 year of Merchandise experience and be comfortable working in Excel.

Job Description: 


(Luxury brand experience) 
Responsibilities: 
• Provide operational and administrative support to the Assistant Buyer and Buyer 
• Input purchase orders 
• Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication with the vendors, distribution center, and buying team 
• Track transfers between stores 
• Generate weekly reports and work with the Assistant Buyer to analyze the business 
• Identify and shop the competition 
• Understand target customer by region 
• Suggest ideas for new vendors each season 
• Communicate to stores using the appropriate communication channels 
• Contribute to positive morale in the department and organization 
 

Requirements 
• 1-2 years of experience in a corporate fashion merchandising team 
• Proficiency in Excel including pivot tables and v-lookups, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook with an aptitude for learning new programs. 
• Demonstrate strong ability to be financially responsible and understand financial implications of mistakes. 
• Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities. 
• Must be proficient in retail math and understand how to calculate margins, sell through % and other retail math terms 
• Strong ability to identify and execute priorities with a sense of urgency. 
• Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
• Have a pro-active approach to responsibilities. 
• Strong communication and relationship/team skills. 
• Excellent fashion sense 
• Degree preferred 
• Retail experience preferred 

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